Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Marsh milkweed
Asclepias incarnata,
Location: North meadow back yard
One of the plants we bought in the Conservation Foundation silent auction. This species is cultivated frequently, especially in gardens designed to attract butterflies. The nectar of the plant attracts many other species of butterflies and insects as well.
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Genus: Asclepias (milkweeds)
Family: Apocynaceae (dogbane)
Order: Gentianales (gentianales)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)